8-K
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 21, 2020

 

 

Translate Bio, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-38550   61-1807780

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

29 Hartwell Avenue

Lexington, Massachusetts

  02421
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 945-7361

Not applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.001 par value   TBIO   Nasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

 

 

 


Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(b) On December 22, 2020, Translate Bio, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), announced the departure of John Schroer, Chief Financial Officer, effective as of December 27, 2020 (the “Separation Date”). The Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) will commence a formal search process for the position of Chief Financial Officer for the Company.

(c) On December 21, 2020, the Board appointed Ronald C. Renaud, Jr., the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, as the interim Principal Financial Officer. Mr. Renaud, age 51, has served as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer and President since November 2014.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Renaud and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Renaud was selected as an officer. Mr. Renaud has no family relationships with any of the Company’s directors or executive officers. There are no transactions and no proposed transactions between Mr. Renaud and the Company that would be required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

On December 21, 2020, the Board appointed Robert D. Prentiss as the Company’s interim Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Prentiss, 49, has served as the Company’s Vice President and Corporate Controller since March 2017, and served as the Director of Finance and Accounting from January 2015 until March 2017. Previously, he served as the Director of Finance and Accounting at Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from August 2011 to September 2014. Mr. Prentiss holds a B.S. in Business Administration, Accounting from Salem State University.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Prentiss and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Prentiss was selected as an officer. Mr. Prentiss has no family relationships with any of the Company’s directors or executive officers. There are no transactions and no proposed transactions between Mr. Prentiss and the Company that would be required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    TRANSLATE BIO, INC.

Date: December 22, 2020

   

By:

 

/s/ Paul Burgess

     

Paul Burgess

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Legal

Officer and Secretary